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Chris Miller
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Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.




In the real world, a full-time software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities


All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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When your tires are flat
The Laws try to avoid being too Draconian in punishing certain types of physical or verbal fumble. The price that is paid for that attempt is that what should be simple, objective decisions that everyone can understand become instead a quagmire of attempts to determine "intention", "advertency", etc. My understanding ...
Handicapped Regional Knockout Rules
A handicap of 13 over 12 boards would correspond to a team averaging 10,000 masterpoints playing a team averaging about 550 masterpoints. I would guess that Peg's recollection of a 30 handicap was for a 24-board match.
Handicapped Regional Knockout Rules
From the ACBL Handbook, Appendix H: [i][b]Handicapping[/b] Sponsor option. ACBL requires that advertising note whether the tournament will, may or will not handicap. Sponsor and DIC should discuss exact details in advance.[/i] So there is a requirement that at least the possibility was advertised ahead of ...
Declarer problem
Is it credible, in addition, that West, holding a natural trump trick with QJx, might have chosen not to trump at all?
Declarer problem
[i]"But wtf was the 3N bid all about?"[/i] My guess would be that 3 asked South to bid 3NT with a spade stopper (or at least, was so interpreted by South).
Chris Miller's bidding problem: QJT542 2 K9 AK92
Pretty much; it was South who forgot system (they weren't playing transfers in this auction, of course) and asserted that partner's 3 was sufficient evidence that the auction was off the rails that he was allowed to wake up and bid 3 despite the UI of ...
How many hearts does partner show?
How many hearts did opener show? (Edit: missed the "doesn't guarantee 6" sentence)
2/1 bidding question - responding with a long minor
South opens 1NT.
UI in San Diego?
True, of course. Would seeing South's hand or knowing their agreements, we can't say. If 3 is a super-accept, then South must presumably bid either 3 or 4. If it is not agreed, then maybe South might pass 3 if there is a credible ...
UI in San Diego?
Making the obvious assumption that South has spades, then unless there is evidence that North actually had UI, there is no reason to adjust. The bid of 3 is not by itself such evidence. If NS have any agreements on super-acceptances, we must determine whether South has bid consistently ...
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